A reminder that it is an offence to bring fireworks, flares, smoke emitters, etc into a football ground...
Following a number of incidents which have occurred during fixtures over the course of the past couple of seasons, we would like to reinforce our message that we adopt and enforce a clear policy to prevent and prohibit spectators from taking a flare, smoke emitter or fireworks into Sports Grounds.
Football clubs and police forces around the country are taking a zero tolerance approach on all related matters so a reminder goes out to all Imps' fans, be it at home or travelling away, that anyone seen in possession or seen to throw a flare or smoke bomb is liable to arrest and a subsequent banning order.
The Sporting Events Control of Alcohol Act 1985 (as amended by the Public Order Act 1986) makes it an offence for a person to have in their possession any firework / flare / smoke emitter / etc whilst attempting to enter or whilst in a football ground and provides police with the power to search people and to arrest persons committing offences under the Act.
Supporters are also reminded that Sincil Bank Stadium is a no smoking stadium and anyone found smoking will be ejected and liable to a stadium banning order.
City fans will be aware more than most of the reasons for non smoking stadiums after the tragic events at Bradford in 1985.